Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which lets you incorporate text from a given source inside a web page. In the most widespread scenario, the text from one file is incorporated in a different one, providing a site the sense that it's dynamic. For example, if your site consists of ten web pages, five of them can easily include the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. If you modify this text file, the modified content will appear on all of the five web pages, which will help you update your site faster and easier than if you had to update part of all 5 web pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes utilized to contain the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the website, the present date and time or the visitor's IP address. Any web page that makes use of SSI should have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

Server Side Includes is present on our innovative cloud hosting system, so no matter the Linux cloud hosting that you pick, it's possible to utilize this feature making your website more dynamic. All that you need to do will be to make a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain where you wish to use SSI and then add a number of lines of code inside it. You won't require any kind of coding skills though, as you can simply copy the needed code from our help section, or our technical support can assist you to enable SSI for any specific website. You just have to change the extension of the html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all of the links to these web pages on the website are correct.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to enable and utilize Server Side Includes with just a few clicks with any of our semi-dedicated server offers because the option is featured on the cloud platform where your brand-new account will be set up. All you have to do is to make an empty file named .htaccess through your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then place in a handful of lines of code inside. You can find the latter inside the Help articles available in your account, so you don't need any kind of programming abilities - it is possible to simply just copy the code in question. All web pages that are going to make use of Server Side Includes should have a .shtml extension, so in case you add in this function to an existing site, you must make sure that you update all of the links in there.